A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

First Ski Day

Nov 12, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

The radio said the first NH ski areas were planning to open for the weekend, Bretton Woods and Wildcat were blowing snow. The weather had been so warm in October and the first half of November that not even the far northern Maine ski areas had opened yet. Isaac was desperate to go skiing, and […]

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Posted Dec 11, 2017

Tybee Rough Water Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

Thursday morning at Tybee was raining and 55F. Magic seaweed predicted 2.5′ waves at 9 seconds with 10 to 18 mph winds from the northeast. Rough conditions, but with the wind onshore and high tide mid-morning, we decided the sandbar at the mouth of Tybee Creek was a safe play spot.

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Posted Nov 29, 2017

Winter prep

Author Emilie Phillips

We are busy splitting and stacking firewood and prepping ski equipment for winter. And my tendinitis flared up from using the phone too much. So it will be another few weeks until there’s a new interesting post.

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Posted Nov 9, 2017

Poor RV-4

Oct 21, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

Sunday at Wentworth it rained and the clouds wouldn’t go away. I saved myself a morning of worry by tying my airplane down and declaring I’d come back to get it some nicer day. Tyson was in charge of hunting a break in the clouds. When the break came, all 8 or so remaining pilots […]

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Posted Oct 30, 2017

Wentworth Fly Out

Oct 7, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

Gaudy yellows, reds, and blues; noses pointed towards the sky; 48 bush planes and one little RV-4 waiting for the fog to clear at Wentworth. The pilots ate eggs and bacon for breakfast. Isaac played with Travis and Maura, his annual Wentworth friends. Around 8 AM an airplane circled overhead. We all stared up, trying […]

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Posted Oct 25, 2017

Surf the new Rebels at Seabrook

Oct 1, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

On their own, my parents are flat water paddlers. When they visit, I push them to play in ocean waves. This time I also wanted to demonstrate what their new kayaks could do. Magic Seaweed predicted 1 to 2 foot waves with 9 to 10 second period at Hampton Beach. Just right for a beginner […]

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Posted Oct 11, 2017

New Rebel Greenland Kayaks with Cheri and Turner

Sep 30, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

It was raining down in Connecticut, pouring really. And a few bolts of cloud to cloud lightning flashed above New London. But this was the day Cheri and Turner had chosen to demo the Rebel kayaks. My Mom had just bought the smallest of the Rebel Greenland line — the Naja, almost an exact replica […]

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Posted Oct 5, 2017

The Stories Benoît Told in the ‘Dacks

Sep 16, 2017
Author Emilie Phillips

We should have been unpacking from our Olympics trip, but when Benoît called saying he would be this side of the Hudson Strait, we had to go visit. He was in Montreal, too far to drive. We agreed to meet half way by flying to the Adirondacks. The forecast for the weekend was fog in […]

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Posted Sep 28, 2017